Mrs. Pauline Fields Myrick

mrs. pauline myrick

Colfax, NC
Mrs. Pauline Fields Myrick, age 90 of River Landing at Sandy Ridge and formerly of Carthage died at her residence Thursday (January 31, 2008).
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday at Carthage United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Chuck Plowman. Burial will follow in Cross Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service.
A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late William M. Fields and Ruby Muse Fields. She was preceded in death by her husband John Howard Myrick and brothers Eugene, Wilber and Curtis Fields.
Mrs. Myrick was a graduate of Carthage High School and received a BA degree and a Masters degree from UNC-Greensboro. She also studied Administration-Supervision Curriculum at UNC Chapel Hill. She was an elementary school teacher, principal at Carthage Elementary School and Director of Intermediate Education and Educational Media. She worked with Moore County Schools at the administrative level as one of the original six-person office team to help consolidate schools and establish Sandhills Community College.
She held many professional memberships including NC Association of Educators, National Association of Elementary School Principals, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, NC Association of School Administrators, American Library Association, Association of School Librarians and Society of School Librarians International. She also had memberships in Delta Kappa Gamma, Phi Chapter and Gamma Sigma.
She was a member of the Carthage United Methodist Church where she had served on the Administrative Board, Finance Committee and United Methodist Women. She also taught Sunday school for many years in both children and adult classes. She enjoyed reading and traveling.
She is survived by: her daughters Dr. Paula M. Short and Husband Dr. Rick Short of Nashville, TN, Mrs. Judy M. Parks and husband John Parks of High Point; grandchildren Jeff, John, Jay, Wendel and Neil; great-grandchildren Brennan, Julia and Holden.
Memorials may be made to: The Pauline Fields Myrick Undergraduate Scholarship in Teacher Education, UNC-Greensboro, Department of Development, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170.
Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is serving the family and condolences may be made at:

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  1. Pauline was a dear, sweet, wonderful lady with a smiling face and personality. I worked happily with her for many years in the NC Library Association. She was a true professional who always went beyond the call of duty in everything she accomplished. My h

  2. To The Family of Mrs. Myrick: I worked with your mom at Moore County Schools from 1974 until she retired and always thought the world of her. She was a very oustanding lady and so very kind. She did so much for the school system, including writing this hi

  3. Paula and Rick, Judy and Johnny and Family,
    We were very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. We want to express our deepest sympathy and let you know that many thoughts are with you.
    Sincerely, Jim and Carol Welborn

  4. To the family of Pauline Myrick,
    Mothers are very special and I know
    it will be a great lost but we have
    the assurance we will see them again.
    My mom has been gone for 6 years Feb 15th and I know she is with me still.
    Pauline ha

  5. Judy and Paula –
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mother was a special lady to many and in many ways.
    Carol Kelly

  6. I was so sorry to hear of your Mom\’s death. Please accept my sincere condolences. Your Mother\’s face always comes to mind when I think of the happy times in elementary school. Mrs. Myrick was my 3rd grade teacher. Everyone loved her because of her firm

  7. Dear family,
    I knew Pauline when I worked in the Moore Co. schools for Dr. Walton in 1980 as Basic Skills Specialist. I also knew her in Gamma Sigma, my original Delta Kappa Gamma chapter before the chapter divided and the Lee Co. chapter became Del

  8. Mrs. Myrick was my teacher at Carthage Elementary. I remember we gave her a surprise birthday party. For a gift, my Mom sent a collard from our garden. I felt so ashamed because we couldn\’t afford a purchased gift. But, she was very appreciative and made

  9. Dear Dr. Short,
    I join with the entire TBR/RODP family in expressing my profound sorrow to you over the loss of your mother. My own dear mother died at age 85 just over eighteen months ago, so I have some idea of what you are experiencing.

  10. Paula, Please accept my condolences at the passing of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I too have lost my parents and know that it leaves a void in your life. I am sure that you have many wonderful memories of your mother

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